Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Color Full

by Magdalena, age 3

Monday, December 15, 2014


Some long-twisty-armed monsters by Evangeline...

Monday, November 03, 2014


This year Isaac strapped on Jake Parker's "Inktober" challenge by daily practicing his inking skills throughout the month of October.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures that came out of the challenge:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Leaves Out

We're happy to share Round 3 of our Family Street Art projects!

For Round One the kids and I painted rocks and spread them out all over town.  For Round Two we painted sticks and did the same.  We thought for Round Three we'd give leaves a try...

Here are some close ups:


Isaac painted the blue ones, Gracie the oranges, Lily the pinks, and Dad the yellows.

And here are the leaves out in the wild:



AND... here's a special treat!  This time we filmed some behind-the-scenes VIDEO:

(music: "Helicopter" by the band Branches, used with permission)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

8 Year Celebration!

Every few years we play a game here, and I'd love for you to join in!
It's a celebration of childhood imagination.  It's a chance to tap into that innocent wonder again... a chance to have your own creativity re-energized.

August marked the 8th year anniversary of this blog, Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty, where I've shared the things my kids make and draw that amaze me, humor me, inspire me.  I've also loved watching the kids' abilities grow and blossom over the course of the 700 pictures found here.  We invite you to celebrate this blog milestone with us by swimming through the Blog Archive and enjoying all the kid creativity on display.  Then, play along: Find a favorite drawing and "Lemon Toot" it (re-illustrate)!  Post your image on Twitter with the hashtag #LemonTooted  or email it to me at  zenzart @ hotmail dot com
I'll keep my eyes open for new contributions and add them to this post as they come in.  Be inspired, Have fun!!!

6/23/14 -- by Elijah at age 8:

#1 by Doug Jones:

#2 by Eduardo Vieira:

10/28/13 -- by Lily at age 10: 

#1 by Adam Dix:

#2 by Mike R. Baker:

#3 by Adhitya Zulkarnaen:

10/26/13 -- by Elijah:

 by Elise N Black:

10/26/13 -- by Elijah:

by Michael Buhler:

10/23/13 -- by Evangeline at age 4:

by Dad:

8/27/13 -- by Elijah:

#1 by Alina Chau:

#2 by Scott Spinks:

8/27/13 -- by Gracie:

by Kim Hui:

8/26/13: by Gracie at age 13:

by Darren Rawlings:

8/25/13: by Elijah at age 7:

by Andi Butler:

8/22/13 -- by Elijah at age 7:

by Stacy LeFevre:

8/17/13 -- by Evangeline at age 4:

by David Miles:

8/16/13 -- by Elijah at age 7:

by Jonathan Reincke:

1/23/12 -- by Elijah at age 6:

by Julie Phillipps:

1/9/12 -- by Lily at age 8:

by Anna Bernal:

9/4/11 -- by Gracie at age 11:

#1 by Brooke Boynton Hughes:

#2 by Alyssa Tallent:

#3 by Betsy Bauer:

9/2/11 -- Elijah at age 5:

by Nina Victor Crittenden:

2/24/11 -- by Elijah at age 5:

by Robb Mommaerts:

1/19/11 -- by Elijah at age 5:

by Dad:

1/18/11 -- by Gracie at age 10:

by Dad:

8/14/10 -- by Lily at age 7

#1 by Dad:

#2 by Teressa Ong:

7/9/10 -- by Isaac

by Dad:

by Isaac at age 11:

by Dan Santat:

2/10/10 -- by Lily at age 6:

by Michael Fleming:

12/10/09 -- by Lily at age 6:

#1 by Jet

#2 by Tom Hänni

11/3/08 -- by Gracie at age 8:

by Aaron Nakahara:

11/3/08: by Grace at age 8:

by Joey Everett

10/21/08: by Lily at age 5:

 by Valerio Fabbretti:

10/18/08 -- by Gracie at age 8:

by David Mottram:

3/31/08 -- by Gracie at age 7:

by Robb Mommaerts:

9/26/07 -- by Gracie at age 7:

by Adam Dix:

8/18/07 -- by Lily at age 4:

by Albert Sorrentino:

8/18/07 -- by Gracie at age 7:

#1 by Tom Hänni

#2 by Nikkie Stinchcombe:

7/9/07 -- by Lily at age 4:

#1 by Vladimir Stankovic

#2 by Mr. Zizz:

3/10/07 -- by Lily at age 4:

by Neesha Hudson:

10/15/06 -- by Gracie at age 6:

by Allyson Hirstius:

10/3/06 -- by Isaac at age 8:

by Ivan Mendoza:

8/10/06 -- by Lily at age 3:

by Anggely Enríquez:

8/10/06 -- by Grace at age 6:

by Anggely Enríquez:

Dive into the Archive and play along!

See the 3 Year Celebration HERE

See the 5 Year Celebration HERE